Phi Sigma Sigma-Beta Upsilon, a sorority at American University, began the “Why YOU Need Feminism” campaign to provide a platform where students can voice their thoughts on how powerful feminism can be.
Julia Reinstein, a 20-year old junior at AU, told BuzzFeed in an email that the project was mapped out by Phi Sig sister Maia Waxman before the university’s secret fraternity email controversy came to light. But Reinstein said the project couldn’t have had better timing.
“We planned to do this project before the [Epsilon Iota] emails came out… Even though it was just a coincidence, this project could not have happened at a better time. EI is not a Greek organization,” she said. “Referring to them as a fraternity demeans real sororities and fraternities which are built on bettering ourselves and our communities through values and friendship.”
Here are 21 photos featured in their project:
- A Harris County, Texas, sheriff's deputy was ambushed Friday night when a man walked up and repeatedly shot him from behind. ›
- Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said that Tropical Storm Erika killed 20 people there, and set the island back 20 years from the damage. ›
- Police are investigating the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, who was arrested months ago in Virginia for allegedly stealing about $5 worth of groceries. He was found dead in his jail cell last week. ›